I just purchased an HTC Windows 8 phone yesterday. Verizon just got it in two days ago. I was planning on getting an Iphone 5; however, once I saw the HTC Windows 8 phone, I bought it. I love it and am so happy I got it.
I am not an MS employee shill, and have never been employed by Microsoft. I do work on a PC using Windows 7. I don't know if I will migrate to Windows 8 on PC; but I sure like it on my HTC Smartphone. In fact, the sales clerk at Verizon said, she was very impressed with it. And I wanted a blue one but they were out of blue so I got black. I am a very happy camper.